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Model S - Window Tinting

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by yobigd20, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. capt601

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    Wow mr big. Now I know to let everyone know my importance before posting. Thanks for letting me know.

    Sounds like you went to an inexperienced installer. Or they used the illegal huper. Many other have had a great experience with Huper and using Moe's service at GP. He gets the best to do his installs while he details the hell out of your car. There's a reason many with high end cars in SoCal only use his services.
     
  2. lloyds

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    You're right about the "ghosting" for Huper, but it's not always noticeable. On my BMW, you can only see it under sunlight. Still unsightly when you do see them.
     
  3. lloyds

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    #583 lloyds, Feb 4, 2014
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    So, you are not a tint shop yet you come here to "educate" us MS owners about tint.

    You are not a tint shop, yet you are capable of "make their work better by the techniques we have"

    So you hire tint shops to come in to do the tint for you. And you mark it up. So you're a car dealership because that's exactly what they do.

    The Huper on my BMW had CA issues as well as AM static immediately after tinting. (yes, I listen to AM).

    The point here is that there is a hidden agenda from someone coming in with clearly not much experience in this field, but claim to be the top shop for it. What I like about TMC so far is that it's free of vendors and ads. I just hope that it remains a site where us Tesla owners can come in and talk about the car we love so much without a vendor providing their $0.02
     
  4. Gear

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    Jeez, I think you guys are being kinda rude and overreacting. Moe seems to have good intentions.
     
  5. yobigd20

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    yea this thread is getting off track.
     
  6. techMology

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    ...bringing it back:

    yobigd20, how do you like the 3M that has remained on you car? Realize you tore it off the back window for very warranted reasons (I hate that purple look too).
     
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    the 3M remaining on side windows are look fine. it really varies depending on the angle of the light and your perspective. If I were to do it all over again, I probably just would have done photosync on everything. but march of 2013 when I originally had everything tinted I dont know if anyone was doing photosync yet nor do I know of any installers in the area. I think its too new.
     
  8. MoeMistry

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    Huper Ceramic 30 and darker are very susceptible to "ghosting" and it is a heat shrinking issue. The trick is low heat but most installers treat it like normal tint and blast it with heat. There are techniques to eliminate that and there are techniques that minimize that as well. It's not an installer-friendly film. It took my guys months to figure it out, then we ended up coming up with our own technique. A skilled installer will minimize this effect to the point it can faintly be seen under certain lighting conditions. Sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with huper. Hope the shop stood by their work and made it right.
     
  9. techMology

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    One thing I've learned from this thread is that there are lots of positive and negative opinions about every other brand of tint, but seemingly universal praise for Photosync.

    Other than it's price, of course.

    I just need to find an installer in Toronto who carries it. Oh, and to actually take delivery of my car, too. :)
     
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    The installer just brushed it away as being normal. Huper is even worst acknowledging this is a common occurrence. I have absolutely 0 faith in Huper. I spent some money, but I'm glad it's over with. Not worth the hassle.
     
  11. MidlifeCrisis

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    @SuperCoug - your car looks BAD ASS! (this is meant to be an extreme compliment.) I'm looking thru pics on forums today to decide whether to go 35% (ceramic) on my Red Model S; leaning towards 35%, am in Marietta, GA, and hoping to see some Red cars with various ceramic tint levels in my browsing, but I had to stop to comment your car's bad assedness.
     
  12. TheConnected

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    I've only read about half of this thread. Seems to be a problem because of improper ventilation in the rear hatch. I emailed my advisor about the current production changes and Tesla doesn't have any changes to ventilation. From what I've gathered, Photosync seems to be the goto product. We have been ranging in the 70s, but once Spring kicks into full gear, we are going to get steamy. I've always had dark tints, but may consider doing lighter for the benefits of Photosync of staying clear. We "Confirmed" in late December and will be taking delivery of our first EV in a few weeks. Anyone can recommend someone for Photosync in Miami? My tint guy of 10 years does not carry it.
     
  13. SarahsDad

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    @bradhs

    I have a black Model S with Photosync 45 on sides and back and don't notice any "bluish" tint. Very happy with looks and heat reduction. Now I just have to get the windshield done...

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    I agree with the windshield. We have 75 Photosynch and love the "all around" protection theme. BTW, love the black and how reflections glow when the MS is freshly detailed.
     
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    Hi SarahsDad,

    I have the exact same car and am concerned the 45 would be too dark at night. Would you say it's a tad to dark? I was thinking of going with 55 or 65 so that it is not too dark. Also, did you use 45 all around, including the front windows?

     
  16. yobigd20

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    I don't have a problem with 20% being "too dark" at night. My old Camaro had 5% and 15% and I didn't think that was "too dark" either. 45 % is too light IMO lol
     
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    I'm hoping to still make use of the back and side windows. And by "make use", I mean be able to decipher that a car is behind me vs a police car (highway patrol) is behind me. One of the primary reasons I have not tinted my windows yet and leaning towards 55% or 65%.

     
  18. lloyds

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    I have photosync 45 and love it. I'll try to take a picture from in the car tomorrow for ya
     
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    ?

    Where did you end up choosing in Dallas?
     
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    I'm pretty much all set on getting PhotoSync 55 front and back. The only question is the windshield. Is there any better choices than PhotoSync 75? I want it to shield the heat but to affect/alter as little light transmission as possible.
     

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